The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Slovakia's language law

Churches in Hungary and Slovakia must promote "dialogue and reconciliation" amid political hostilities, said Milos Klatik, bishop of the Evangelical [Lutheran] Church of the Augsburg Confession and head of the Slovak Ecumenical Council of Churches. Klatik responded to a Sept. 1 law giving Slovak language precedence for the country's Hungarian-speaking minority — 10 percent of the population. In Klatik's church, ethnic members have Hungarian-speaking pastors, he said, calling it "a Reformation principle that every church member should hear the gospel in their mother-tongue."


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